Our Team

The volunteers of Child Flight Charitable Trust are our backbone - the team ensures that we get the job done, and as a result allow the organisational aims and objectives to be met - giving disadvantaged kids a 3D view of their world, through teaching "Curious Minds-Possible Worlds" and flights through our "MyBuddy Program"


Founders

 

Chris Jordan/CEO

Past CEO of 5 companies. Founded Child Flight in 2012.  Works with Kathryn on Curious Minds.

 

Murray Barker ATPL

Murray flies for Qantas and was a founding trustee of Child Flight.  Murray advises Child Flight on our aircraft operations

 
 
         Prof Kathryn Pavlovich ---------Chair/Trustee----------

         Prof Kathryn Pavlovich ---------Chair/Trustee----------

Kathryn is a professor at the University of Waikato.  She developed Curious Minds-Possible Worlds based on 15 years research. Kathryn is the prime teacher of Curious Minds.

       Shirley Williams           Child Flight, Northland       --------Convenor--------

       Shirley Williams           Child Flight, Northland       --------Convenor--------

Shirley is an active committee member of Kaitaia Business Association, Te Hiku Sports Hub, Kaitaia Lions Club, Far North Avocado Festival Trust, Arts Far North to name a few, all groups assist in promoting Kaitaia in the Far North.

Jennifer Roberts, ex Principal, --------------Trustee----------------

Jennifer Roberts, ex Principal, --------------Trustee----------------

Jennifer has recently retired as the Principal of Patricia Avenue School, Hamilton's largest special needs school.  Jennifer advises Child Flight on special needs care, and teaching issues that need to be addressed.